Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostris
- ORDER: Cuculiformes
- FAMILY: Cuculidae
An odd-looking black bird with a long tail and a large, curved beak, the Groove-billed Ani is a tropical species that reaches the United States only in pasturelands and open country of southern Texas. Its membership in the cuckoo family is revealed by its two-toes-foreward, two-toes-back foot arrangement.More ID Info
- Garrapatero Asurcado (Spanish)
- Ani à bec cannelé (French)
- Cool Facts
- Like other anis, the Groove-billed Ani lives in small groups of one to five breeding pairs. They defend a single territory and lay their eggs in one communal nest. All group members incubate the eggs and care for the young.